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CT's Sept. jobless rate 4.2%

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut continued in September to shrink its jobless rate -- to 4.2 percent -- despite shedding a net 500 jobs that month, state labor authorities say.

Windsor’s Konica Minolta to lay off another 219

Joe Cooper |

Business-equipment vendor Konica Minolta, which is closing its two Windsor locations, says it will lay off another 219 workers in December, according to a Department of Labor filing.

American wages go up in the third quarter


With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in nearly 50 years, American workers are finally starting to see their paychecks grow a little faster.

Deficit balloons to highest level since 2012


The federal government is running up its credit bill again.

FedEx adding 1,000 Middletown jobs for holidays

Joe Cooper |

FedEx Ground, which recently opened a 600,000-square-foot distribution hub in Middletown, says it's adding 1,000 workers there for the holiday season.

Republican candidate Stefanowski makes big bet on massive tax cut

Matt Pilon |

Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski is making a big bet on massive tax cuts.

Health insurers test new employer wellness programs

Q&A talks with Jason Madrak, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's regional vice president in Connecticut, about the insurer's newest employer wellness program.

Insurance exchange aims to raise profile, attraction of small business health insurance option

Sean Teehan |

Connecticut's insurance exchange, Access Health CT, is trying to raise the profile and attraction of its small-business health insurance plans.

CT seeks mobile manufacturing training partner

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut wants a collaborator who can set up a mobile manufacturing training lab to update and expand the skills of new and incumbent production workers.

Progressive Democratic businessman Lamont seeks tradeoffs with CT employers

Matt Pilon |

In his campaign for governor, Democrat Ned Lamont has emphasized his management style, mixture of business and progressive sensibilities, and promise of modest tax relief for residents and companies.

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